Government Finally Reveals That More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed ‘Fit For Work’

The most punitive system in the civilised countries except Mexico, makes Putin look like a Saint, even the monstrous Poroshenko wouldn’t do this to people (in the west of Ukraine)

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385294_195107567306966_1850351962_nFigures released today show that between December 2011 to February 2014, 4,010 people died after being told they were fit for work, following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA).

Of that figure, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed that 1,360 died after losing an appeal against the decision.

The figures have only been released after the Information Commission overruled a Government decision to block the statistics being made public.

Since November 2012, many campaigners, including myself, have been asking the Government to release the figures of people who died after being told they were fit for work. As Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle, said earlier this year:

When bad decisions are made I know they can have a life-destroying impact on vulnerable people. So it makes sense for the Government to share that data.

The DWP originally published statistics in July 2012  after several of us…

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